Gifted Kids Turn Out “Just Fine”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is a guest post from one of my incredible readers, Erin.  Erin posted a comment on one of my posts–this poignant story of her giftedness, and her experience…

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Gifted Children–Mistaken Expectations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  We meet people, we interact with them for a short while, and soon we characterize them and place them into one of the people and personality categories…

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Standardized Testing–Should it define our children?

Monday, January 12, 2015

In order to apply for this program, we need a copy of her birth certificate, a copy of her social security card, a copy of her vaccination record…

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My Child is Gifted: Do You Think I’m Bragging Now?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My son is gifted. She’s gifted. All three of my children are gifted. You just can’t say this to anyone, you know! These are loaded declarations that you…

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A Gifted Child Speaks Out: The 7 Things He Wants You to Know

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Given the chance to advocate for himself, my gifted 14 year old sure had a lot to say about being gifted.  As parents, mental health professionals and teachers…

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Myths and Misunderstanding: Teachers Who Don’t. Get. Gifted!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

              PART TWO First things first: I am a dyed-in-the-wool public school teacher at heart. I have my MEd, I’ve taught in…

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The Alienation of Gifted Families by Our Public Schools: Working the System

Monday, September 23, 2013

PART ONE Public schools are failing our gifted learners and this is an undeniable, well-documented  and widely-proclaimed fact. Gifted advocacy is critical to improving the educational, social and…

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What Gifted Children REALLY Need: Parent Advocacy

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Miseducated.  Underserved.  Unchallenged.  Neglected.  Misunderstood.  Mislabeled.   This is a pretty grim string of adjectives that can accurately describe the lives of many of our gifted children in…

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Gifted is an Oxymoronic Word

Monday, June 10, 2013

I think back before my youngest gifted son was born and I too did not understand how difficult the journey of parenting a highly gifted child could be….

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Our Tall Poppies

Saturday, March 2, 2013

    Have you heard the term Tall Poppy Syndrome?  Generally, a tall poppy is a person who stands head and shoulders above others for various reasons such…

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